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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region

14 Colleges
1,146 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,270 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast RegionAgricultural Economics & Business is the #76 most popular major in the country with 5,324 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,146 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 14 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those agricultural business schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Agricultural Business Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the agricultural business programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #1 school in this year's rankings. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. U of F also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at U of F to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F be around $120,542. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, agricultural business graduates from U of F take out $18,175 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $189.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UGA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list.

It takes the average student at UGA about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,505. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA be around $134,211. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at UGA take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,254. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $174.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the city of Jonesboro.

It takes the average student at Arkansas State University - Main Campus about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,330. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University - Main Campus be around $89,655. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Agricultural Business majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus take out an average of $20,623 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $211, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NC State, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region ranking.

At NC State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $28,493 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NC State be around $124,799. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at NC State accumulate an average of around $19,136 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the remote town of Russellville, ATU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at ATU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $16,676. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from ATU is $74,542. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at ATU accumulate an average of around $19,080 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $199.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas at Monticello. Located in the town of Monticello, UAM is a public school with a small student population.

It takes the average student at UAM about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $17,787. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UAM is $78,441. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at UAM take out while working on their bachelor's is $13,871. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $117, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Virginia Tech has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Virginia Tech is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,298. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is $142,182. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Agricultural Business majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $19,650 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $212, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a very large student population. UARK also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #6.

At UARK, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,192. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UARK be around $139,069. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, agricultural business graduates from UARK take out $17,828 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $172.

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#9

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Mississippi State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #9.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mississippi State is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,760. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State be around $130,570. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Agricultural Business majors at Mississippi State take out an average of $17,122 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $165.

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#10

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson. Clemson also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Clemson graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,274. This means that the average student pays around $182,624 to get a bachelor’s degree from Clemson. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at Clemson accumulate an average of around $21,810 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges by State

Explore the best agricultural economics and business colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 120
Florida 151
Tennessee 76
North Carolina 124
Virginia 40
South Carolina 107
Alabama 66
Kentucky 57
Arkansas 259
Louisiana 48
Mississippi 52
West Virginia 46

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Agricultural Economics & Business has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,504
General Agriculture 727
Plant Sciences 381
Food Science Technology 304
Other Agriculture 234

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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